Get involved in the fight against tobacco and nicotine with AAFP resources. Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States, making tobacco prevention, cessation, and policy issues a top priority in public health.
As family physicians, we have real power in the fight against tobacco and nicotine.
In an effort to support family physicians who are taking a frontline approach to prevention and treatment of tobacco use and nicotine dependence, the AAFP provides valuable resources.
Ask and Act encourages family physicians to ask all patients about tobacco use, then to act to help them quit.
Learn More About Ask and Act
Access the Ask and Act Toolkit
Tar Wars is a tobacco prevention education program designed to help fourth- and fifth-grade students be tobacco-free.
Learn More About Tar Wars
Become a Tar Wars Presenter
The AAFP offers annual, customizable mini-grants, available to chapters and family medicine residency programs, for tobacco prevention and control efforts at the state and local level.
Learn More About AAFP Tobacco Mini-Grants
AAFP members play a critical role in advocating for effective policies to prevent, treat and ultimately eliminate tobacco and nicotine addiction.
The use of evidence-based strategies can more than double tobacco cessation rates.
The AAFP supports Tips From Former Smokers, the CDC's federally-funded nationwide tobacco cessation campaign. Read about the campaign, and access resources to help your patients become former smokers.
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